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October 2018

Tri-Town Natural History Trek

October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States

This trek is part of Walktober festivities sponsored by the Last Green Valley. The Tri-Town Ridgeline Forest, a 409-acre property straddling Griswold, North Stonington, and Preston, is Avalonia Land Conservancy’s newest acquisition. In honor of ALC’s 50th anniversary, we’ll explore Tri-Town’s rugged trails for migrating birds, insects, and amphibians, late-blooming wildflowers, early fall foliage, and stone walls. Register for this event Trek leader and contact: Bruce Fellman - 860-599-4867

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June 2019

CT Trails Weekend – 5 Hikes

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019

Celebrate CT Trails Day / Weekend with 5 Avalonia-sponsored hikes! Follow the links for details. TriTown Forest Preserve - June 1, 9am-12pm Great Oak Greenway - June 1, 10-11:30am Hike & Seek on Knox Preserve - June 1, 1-2:30pm Tefftweald at Birchenturn - June 2, 9-11:30am Groton Central Greenway - June 2, 1-4pm

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July 2019

A Conservation Conversation

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nathan Lester House, 153 Vinegar Hill Rd
Gales Ferry, CT 06335 United States
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Visit Avalonia's future acquisition, Atkinson-Dirlam (AD) in Ledyard, with state and local elected officials. This event is co-sponsored by Avalonia and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council who have invited over 15 of your elected representatives for an easy walk on this beautiful preserve. (Elected attendees will be announced prior to the event.) 65% of the funding for AD has been provided by funds from the state's Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition program. Avalonia will acquire AD at the end…

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August 2019

Connecticut Botanical Society Field Trip to Tri-Town Preserve

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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The Connecticut Botanical Society will walk into the interior of this new 540-acre preserve and botanize a 30-acre interior fen (footing good in midsummer). Underlain by gabbro bedrock, an ancient metamorphic rock of volcanic origin, like traprock, low hills with rock outcrops have minerotrophic plants such as Allegheny vine and abundant hop hornbeam. Directions: Head east (northbound) on I-95, take Exit 90 onto Route 27 north (1.3 miles); take a short hitch east (right) on CT 184E (1.2 miles); follow…

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September 2019

Two Walktober Hikes on TriTown

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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The Avalonia Land Conservancy’s TriTown Forest Preserve is a 527-acre stretch of rugged and unfragmented woods and wetlands located in North Stonington, Griswold and Preston. As summer gives way to autumn, we’re offering two different guided treks—one geared towards slower-paced nature observation; the other for hard-rock, longer-distance hikers—along TriTown’s magnificent trail system amidst a backdrop of migrating birds, insects, and amphibians; late-blooming wildflowers; early fall foliage; mushrooms; and stone walls. This event is in partnership with The Last Green Valley's Walktober…

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February 2020

Full Snow Moon Hike at TriTown

February 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TriTown Forest Preserve, 91 Miller Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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Date: February 8, 2020 Time: 6–9 PM Location: TriTown Forest Preserve, 90 Miller Rd. trailhead. February's full moon is known as the Snow Moon, and whether it rises over a leaf-litter brown or dazzlingly white landscape, the TriTown Forest Preserve in North Stonington is a wonderful place to enjoy the mid-winter lunar show. Join veteran naturalist Kelly Allen on Saturday evening, February 8th, for a nighttime adventure that will be a combination, depending on your inclination, of pre-Valentine’s Day romance…

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March 2020

Video Filming: Crowd Needed at Knox (CANCELLED)

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am
Knox Preserve, Wilcox Road
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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UPDATED: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join us at Knox Preserve (84 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT) on Saturday, March 14th at 10am to film a special video as a thank you to selected donors. You don’t need to read any lines, we simply need you to cheer and smile. The more the merrier, so please invite and bring any family or friends who want to come help out! The rain date is Sunday 3/29 at 1pm, please keep an eye…

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April 2022

Avalonia Close-to-Earth-Day 2022 Walk

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Benedict Benson Preserve, Swantown Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359 United States
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photo credit: Bruce Fellman Celebrate Spring, Earth Day, and Clean Water at the Benedict Benson Preserve One of the critical precursors of the passage of the Clean Water Act, the landmark federal legislation whose 50 years of making a difference we celebrate throughout 2022, is Earth Day, the consciousness-raising holiday for the planet that began in 1970. As part of Avalonia’s ongoing tribute to the CWA, join naturalist and guide Bruce Fellman as we wade into moving waters, figuratively, if…

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Treesure Hunt on Moore Woodlands

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moore Woodlands, 314-264 Capstan Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY 2022 BY WITH A TREESURE HUNT ON MOORE WOODLANDS PRESERVE IN MYSTIC, CT  Jim Luce, retired Connecticut College Supervisor of Grounds, will lead a tree walk on Avalonia’s Moore Woodlands Preserve (located at the southerly end of Capstan Avenue in Mystic) on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 1-3pm. After receiving your ‘Treesure’ Hunt trail map and pencil, you will walk with Jim along the trail searching for tree identification ‘tags’ and matching the number on your map with…

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June 2022

Sheets Family Forest Ribbon Cutting & Guided Hike

June 26 @ 1:00 pm
Sheets Family Forest, Puttker Road
North Stonington, CT United States
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Join Avalonia for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Sheets Family Forest at 1:00 pm, followed by a guided hike by naturalist Bruce Fellman from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.   This spectacular 86-acre preserve boasts a 3 mile trail and a half-mile of frontage along the Green Fall River. This preserve is part of the Wood Pawcatuck Watershed, which has received a Wild & Scenic designation.   Light refreshments will be available -all are welcome! The Sheets…

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